Child Protection Officer

at Save the Children
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 25, 2022
Currency ETB


The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: (Child Protection Officer)

  • Assists the CP Project Manager in overseeing the planning, budgeting and implementation of CP project CP interventions.
  • Establish/strengthen community based child protection mechanisms to prevent and protect children.
  • Identifies community based child protection mechanisms capacity gaps and participates in building their capacity.
  • Facilitate and lead community awareness raising and sensitization programs to promote positive values of the society towards children.
  • Facilitate and lead the economic empowerment of families and their children.
  • Facilitate and provide trainings, workshops for community members, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead and facilitate best interest determination (BID) panel to guarantee best interest of the children.
  • Assist establishing/strengthening referral linkages.
  • Facilitate multi sectorial linkages at Woreda level to prevent, protect and respond to child protection risks.
  • Identify, register and refer abused and exploited children for child protection services.
  • Work as a case manager or case management focal person at Woreda level.
  • Promote and improve quality service delivery to fulfil children’s right based on SCI vision, mission and values.
  • Work closely with Woreda relevant government offices and community based child protection structures
  • Assists the CP Project Manager in the preparation and compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports and for other SCI and donor compliances and requirements.
  • Document best practices of the project activities and share with relevant agencies.


  •  BSc/Diploma in Nursing or Public Health (Senior Clinical/Public Nurse or above).
  • Bachelor Degree in an area of social science, health and other developmental field or equivalent
  • Recommended a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an NGO environment, preferably with experience in community based child protection project
  • Knowledge and understanding of national Child wellbeing  systems, and technical knowledge on child wellbeing  monitoring and evaluation 
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Good knowledge of the regional context  of assignment and prior experience in working with pastoralist communities
  • Strong results orientation and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience of successfully implementing changes to processes to improve and monitor quality standards and impact achieved
  • Experience of facilitating  and shaping programmes to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness, s
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Fluency in  Afar Affe  is Mandatory,
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Proven team work experience

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector (if you prefer to add a specific salary range please do).

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